Archeological dig under Wilson’s Arch also uncovers eight previously unknown layers of Western Wall stones
St. Nicholas was born and served as a bishop of what is now the Turkish Mediterranean town of Demre, near Antalya, in the 4th century
Despite protests, the last remnants of an excavation of a 4,500-year-old Bronze Age settlement was flattened by Hamas to allow housing developments
A restored 2,000-year-old Lion of Al-Lat statue can again stand as a symbol of the ancient Roman city of Palmyra
The ancestors of the Papuan New Guinean peoples arrived 50,000+ years ago, scattered into highland and lowland areas, and evidently kept to themselves since then, going by genetic and linguistic evidence
When built, the Arch was not a majestic white stone testimony to Rome crushing the Jews, it was a brightly colored monument aggrandizing Vespasian and his dynasty.
Why else would the ancient occupants of Tel Tsaf have created an intricate, nonfunctional pottery miniature of their grain storage facility, archaeologists ask
Archaeologists find tomb dated back to Egypt’s 18th dynasty New Kingdom era
Hoping to help save ancient documents, including at the Vatican, scientists discover what has been eating parchments going back millennia.
Archaeologists believe illustrative impressions were used to seal deals during the First Temple period, lending credence to the theory that Jerusalem was administrative capital of Judean kingdom
The holy ark was likely kept in Jerusalem for much less time than the Bible tells us. And it may have contained something other than the Ten Commandments
Netanyahu uploaded (then deleted) to Facebook a photo of the object, describing how its discovery attested to long-time Jewish ties to the Holy Land
A Story of Metal and Fire Scientists Debunk Claim That Copper Smelting Was Invented 8,500 Years Ago in Turkey
'Slag' resulted from pretty green pigments burning accidentally with a body, not the earliest invention of metallurgy, says archaeometallurgical team.
The mummy was found with something scientists didn't expect
Christian pilgrims flocked to 6th-century Jerusalem, especially to giant Nea Church built by Abbot Constantine during Emperor Justinian's religious reforms
Rare masks, cultic tableware, a massebah and figurines bolster the theory of pagan worship at Tel Burna over three millennia ago, says excavator
Though they believed the disappearing sun was a sign of divine wrath, Babylonians were already calculating the probability of eclipses 4,000 years ago
Not everybody agrees that the biblical reference in Exodus is to 'witches' as we understand them.
The Nazis burned and looted the synagogue but it was the Russians who knocked it down as they set out to eradicate Jewish memories in Lithuania after WWII.
One tomb from Ptolemaic-era burial shaft carved into the bedrock, another a child's grave: This was not an army camp